Washington's spin machine has cycled into high gear, churning out a new set of names as possible contenders to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Though speculation about the potential nominee always increases in the day or two after a justice's retirement announcement, it may also signal a genuine effort by the White House to broaden its list. As one Washington insider close to the nomination process said Monday, "I can almost hear [President Barack Obama] saying, 'Who else you got?'"
White House Said to Be Widening Search for High Court Nominee
The National Law Journal
April 13, 2010